If you were rowing past your enemy in 1775, what would you do? Paul Revere faced a scary and dangerous time while rowing by his enemies across the Charleston River. There are many similarities and differences between the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, and the historical account of Revere’s ride. The meaning of the lanterns were the same in both the poem and the historical account. However, different people saw the lanterns at the Old North Church.
Within the poem there are is a numerous number of themes which is, dominance of father figure , alcohol because of the father drinking and, getting to spend time with his dad . Also, there are many symbols as well which include the father is a drunkard to him clinging to the shirt of his father as he dances and the
As the end of the poem approaches, Dawe justifies his positioning by informing the readers that the mother and children silently renounce their individual desires and accept the ‘drifter’ lifestyle in order to belong to the family in which they feel safe and loved. Dawe’s father was a farm labourer who moved from place to place to find employment. His mother longed for the stability in life that circumstances
How does the poem explore its key themes? The poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe explores how sacrifice is needed to belong in a family, the effects of moving communities, and how maturity is largely related to age. Through exploring these themes, Dawe shows the complex nature of identity and belonging in a family. The poem, “Drifters” explores how sacrifice is essential to belong in a family through examining the sacrifices made by the mother and the eldest daughter when moving out.
In the poems that I have studied over the course of the term, The Deserted Girls Lament, Moonstruck and The Tribal Ghost, themes are explored revolving around loss of love, beauty of nature and justice towards ones culture. In the Deserted Girls Lament the poet ,(assumingly the girl) expresses the lonely despair that she is feeling towards her lost love that abandoned her, “But the Heart-stains of love/for ever remain”, causing the audience to feel sorrow and sympathy towards the girl. In the poem Moonstruck by Kev Carmody, Carmody evokes a serene peaceful feeling as you picture the image he has created in your mind through his use of emotive words “When the full moon begins to rise/Satin moon beams on my face/Beauty of the night goes far beyond/Far
Some of the poems and songs can relate to other things. Some have meanings, and others are memorable. “The Road Not Taken,” “Sympathy,” “Sonnet 29,” “You’ve got to be carefully taught,” and the song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.” All of these songs and poems relate from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” There are meanings in poems, songs, and stories.
Towards the end of The Wife’s Lament, the wife has reached the stage to where she is able to reflect on her current misfortune and connect with God but states, “May that young man be sad-minded always/ hard his heart's thought while he must wear/ a blithe bearing with care in the breast/ a crowd of sorrows,” continuing her petting life and misery (42-45). She would be able to leave this world of misery if she was able to get over her worldly problems, which God had pushed on everyone, and come to the same conclusion as The Wanderer and The Seafarer. “A man must conquer pride, not kill it/ be firm with his fellows, chaste for himself,/ Treat all the world as the world deserves/ with love or with hate but never with harm,” (The Seafarer 109-112). This quotes shows that this man has gone through all the necessary steps in life and has almost reached his time in this world, for he has served his purpose. Live through the suffering.
Richard Wright’s poem “Between the World and Me” mourns the tragic scene of a gruesome lynching, and expresses its harsh impact on the narrator. Wright depicts this effect through the application of personification, dramatic symbolism, and desperate diction that manifests the narrator’s agony. In his description of the chilling scene, Wright employs personification in order to create an audience out of inanimate objects. When the narrator encounters the scene, he sees “white bones slumbering forgottenly upon a cushion of ashes,” and a sapling “pointing a blunt finger accusingly at the sky.”
“The Wanderer” is an elegy which describes the physical and mental journey of an exiled warrior forced to wander through desolate and dreary winter lands. Void of companionship and alone to his thoughts, the Wanderer longs for the past which contrasts immensely with his current surroundings, the past which the Wanderer reminisces was full of warmness and contentment “hall-holders and treasure taking,…his youth his gold-giving lord” (line 34) is abruptly ended with frigid and biting winter winds “frost falling and snow, mingled with hail” (line48) and has transformed a warrior into a winter-bound spirit. The Wanderer is personified to be “bound” to the winter itself, constrained by sorrow and pain, contained as if a “wall blasted by wind, beaten
The wording is always important when we read poems, not only because it create possible rhymes, but the meaning hidden between words may show the author’s true intention because the author must have chosen them carefully. The Drunken Boat is about the narrator’s wish and hopes to explore the world outside of his knowledge and break free from the restrictions posed by others. This poem takes on the form of a narrative by boat of the narrator, about its strange yet insightful journey from the Europe continent to the “Poem of the Sea”. This is a great poem for discovering the detail of words used, and the idea behind the wording. Firstly the “haulers” in line 2: “I sensed that haulers were no longer guiding me”, usually, we interpret the word as those workers who tie a boat to the port, but from the footnote that says “men with tow ropes”, I believe this can also be used as a metaphor of restriction, where the rope is not only used to fixate the boat to the port and secure the boat, but can also be used to tie a person to some place, in order to keep the narrator from going anywhere else, which equals to restrict part of the
When reading these two poems, one can tell that they go together. The first poem is clearly an invitation and the second poem is a reply to his invitation. They flow together perfectly and share a lot of things but remain quite different. These poems speak tone, imagery and theme. Tone is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience.
Nonetheless, both narrative frames suggest repression, as the past recollections intrude upon and dominate the present. That said, the poems address this consciousness of the past in contrasting ways; while “The Ancient Mariner” focuses on the Mariner’s specific and psychological trauma, “Michael” laments society’s neglect for pastoral past in favour of an industrial and commercial present. Although both frames create temporal disruption and the illusion of repression, the frame in “The Ancient Mariner” allegorizes the repression of a past self while the frame in “Michael” reflects the repression of a past society. In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” the speakers particularly demonstrate the frame’s highly personalized consciousness.
Though the poet tries to create a happy mood at the beginning through her use of rhyme: “fell through the fields” and “the turn of the wheels” as well as reference to the “mother singing”, all is not happy. The word "fell" in the gives a sense of something sad and uncomfortable happening. This sense of sadness is heightened by one of the brothers “bawling Home, Home” and another crying. There is the use of personification in describing the journey: “the miles rushed back to the city” which expresses poet's own desire to go back, and the clever use of a list which takes us back to the place she has just left: “the city, the street, the house, the vacant rooms where we didn’t live
As he, the Wanderer speaks kindly, he explains that “ A wise man must be patient not too hot of heart nor hasty of speech, not reluctant to fight nor too reckless, not too timid nor too glad, not too greedy, and never eager to commit until he can be sure. A man should hold back his boast until that time has come when he truly knows to direct his heart on the right path”. This quote reveals the acceptance aspect within the five stages of grief which he is experiencing throughout the poem. The Wanderer speaks of patience and how to be calm and in lack of better words, indifferent about quite a lot of things. This is a side of him which is more calm, understanding, and accepting.
Rina Morooka Mr Valera Language Arts Compare and Contrast essay on “The poet’s obligation”, “When I have fears that I may cease to be”, and “In my craft of sullen art” The three poems, “The poet’s obligation” by Neruda, “when I have fears that I may cease to be” by Keats, and “In my craft of sullen art” by Thomas, all share the similarity that they describe poets’ relationships with their poems. However, the three speakers in the three poems shared different views on their poetry; the speaker in Neruda’s poem believes that his poems which were born out of him stored creativity to people who lead busy and tiring life, and are in need of creativity, while the speaker in Keats’ poem believes that his poems are like tools to write down what